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WebSpeed Administration : WebSpeed Security : Securing data transmissions between WebSpeed client and server components : Secure HTTP Protocol (HTTPS)
Secure HTTP Protocol (HTTPS)
The Secure Hypertext Transport Protocol, also referred to as HTTPS, is a security-enhanced extension of the Hypertext Transmission Protocol (HTTP). The HTTPS is designed to support transmission of individual messages, or Web pages, securely over the Internet.
HTTPS adds application-level encryption and security on top of ordinary sockets-based communications. The client and server communicate over any ordinary HTTP session and then negotiate their security requirements. They can use public and private keys to encrypt and de-encrypt messages transmitted via HTTPS.
HTTPS provides many benefits for WebSpeed users to support their e-commerce efforts; encryption, authentication, and message integrity are just a few of the benefits of using this protocol.
WebSpeed Messengers are compatible with HTTPS; however, configuration of your system to use HTTPS between browser clients and the Web server does not involve any OpenEdge components. Refer to your Web server documentation to configure the Web server for HTTPS communications.